News archive from 5 September 2016

Robert Snodgrass nets hat-trick as Scotland ease past nine-man Malta

Robert Snodgrass scored a hat-trick as Scotland got their World Cup qualifying campaign off to a flying start with a 5-1 victory in Malta. Surprise starter Chris Martin and substitute Steven Fletcher were also on target as Gordon Strachan's men gave...

Belper News, 00:00 in Sport
 

Northern Ireland stutter to Prague point as Novak blunder spares visitors

Northern Ireland took a point from their opening World Cup qualifier as Filip Novak's stunning miss let Michael O'Neill's side snatch a 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic. Two years on from a victory in Hungary which kickstarted their run to the Euro...

Belper News, 00:00 in Sport
 

Building boost as ‘hub’ programme breaks £1bn mark

Hundreds of smaller-sized building firms are said to be benefitting from increased activity as the value of construction work linked to a Scotland-wide programme to develop new community facilities pushes through £1 billion. Figures published today by...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Embattled Sports Direct throws open its doors

Under-fire Sports Direct boss Mike Ashley is bracing himself for a showdown with shareholders and unions this week as he prepares to throw open the retailer’s factory doors in a bid to address concerns over corporate governance and working practices....

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Start-up offers a solution for HR support

A start-up business that promises to shake-up the market for human resource and employment law support is aiming to build up a 50-strong workforce. Solve, which saw annual turnover reach £300,000 last year, is also targeting a £1 million sales goal...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

On the move: Latest appointments and promotions

LAW firm Weightmans LLP has appointed Cassandra Auld as partner in its real estate team in Glasgow. Formerly a senior associate at Pinsent Masons where she managed a team of five, Auld has a wealth of experience in commercial property transactions,...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Gordon Duncan: Protecting our national drink

WHISKY, it is generally accepted, is one of the finest gifts that Scotland has given to the world, a subtle distillation of the rich fields, the rushing rivers and even the sparkle of the air. But, my goodness, it is a complex matter. Every malt, of...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Monday interview: Andrew Muir, chief executive of Farrpoint

FARRPOINT will continue to pursue the same steady-as-she-goes strategy, says chief executive Andrew Muir One of three founders of IT and telecoms consultancy Farr-Point, the firm’s chief executive Andrew Muir is keen to stress that the business...

Scotsman, 00:08 in Business
 

Neymar mobbed by pitch invaders in Brazil's open training session as striker gets hauled to ground

A video has emerged of Brazil striker Neymar being tackled to the ground by pitch invaders.  The fans were sprinting around the pitch, desperately trying to avoid stewards as they chased the striker. Neymar seemed to take the incident in good humour...

Daily Mail, 00:10 in Sport
 

Theresa May to deliver crackdown plans on fat cats and tax dodgers

Theresa May will set out plans aimed at cracking down on City fat cats and tax dodgers as part of a drive to improve corporate responsibility. Mrs May stressed that firms had a duty to pay taxes in order to fund the infrastructure and services they...

 

Northern Ireland stutter to Prague point as Novak blunder spares visitors

Northern Ireland took a point from their opening World Cup qualifier as Filip Novak's stunning miss let Michael O'Neill's side snatch a 0-0 draw with the Czech Republic. Two years on from a victory in Hungary which kickstarted their run to the Euro...

 

Junior doctors urged to 'pause and consider' effects of strike action

Patients "will suffer" as a result of the impending doctors' strike, the medical regulator has warned as it urged junior doctors to seriously consider whether or not to take part in the action. In a new guidance for junior doctors ahead of...

 
Sam Allardyce thanks lucky coin for winning start as England manager

Sam Allardyce thanks lucky coin for winning start as England manager

Adam Lallana’s last-gasp strike sealed a 1-0 triumph for the Three Lions in Slovakia to leave Allardyce breathing a huge sigh of relief. Lallana’s squeezed home his first international goal with the last kick of the game to spare Allardyce’s blushes...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 
Ashley Williams talks about Wales retirement and the effect of Ronald Koeman

Ashley Williams talks about Wales retirement and the effect of Ronald Koeman

The tough defender has just celebrated his 32nd birthday, making him two years older than Rooney. But while Rooney has announced he intends to retire after the 2018 World Cup, Williams insists he’s determined to go on as he can. “I feel good, I am...

Daily Star, 00:13 in Sport
 

Winners announced for capturing wildlife through a camera lens

A STRIKING image of young fish taking refuge among the stinging tentacles of a giant jellyfish has scooped the top prize in this year’s British Wildlife Photography Awards. Photographs of seeds caught in a cobweb, close-ups of baby spiders and...

 


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